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Welcoming Leah Fessler to the NextView Team

Melody Koh
October 14, 2020 · 1  min.

We are pleased to announce that Leah Fessler has joined the investment team at NextView based in our New York office. 

For those of you who don’t know Leah, her career has spanned across journalism, operating at early-stage startups, venture investing, and hedge fund management. Leah joins us from Chief, the private network for executive women, where she joined as an early employee and led editorial and brand voice. Prior to Chief, Leah was a staff reporter at Quartz, focusing on gender, technology, and the future of work. In addition to her operating roles, Leah worked on the venture investing team at Slow Ventures, and she began her career in management at Bridgewater Associates.

When we first started our search process, my partner Rob talked about “an explorer’s mind” as a key attribute for the kind of person we wish to bring on to the NextView team. As we got to know Leah during the process, we quickly built the conviction that she has such an explorer’s mind and would be a great addition to our team.

We continue to believe that NYC is very underserved by seed investors who can lead with high conviction, and we are excited to have Leah join the investment team to help double down our presence in New York. We are confident that founders and co-investors will enjoy Leah’s independent thinking and authenticity.

If you’d like to read her perspective on why she’s joining NextView, click here. You can follow her on Twitter @LeahFessler and on Medium, or send her a note at leah@nextviewventures.com.

Welcome aboard Leah!


Author
Melody Koh
Partner

Melody is a Partner at NextView Ventures based in its New York office. She has spent her entire career working with technology and Internet startups as an entrepreneur, operator, and investor.